There are few things more inviting than a cool, clear pool on a hot summer day. But a new federal report will have you thinking twice before dipping a toe in the water. Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples taken from Atlanta area pools last summer contained E. coli, a bacteria found in human feces. The report is a sign that swimmers often contaminate pool water when...
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With goggles and trunks at the ready, 24,000 swimmers dived, jumped and belly-flopped into more than 600 local pools over...
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Will the athletes of the future be scientifically optimized superhumans? It's not as far out as you might think. Surgery, blood augmentation, and genetic modifications are all possible ways to enhance the human body and take our natural abilities to new heights. But how exactly would such "body hacking" work? I had a chance to speak with Dr. Norman Fost, professor at...
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I had always wondered what swimmers did when they get into the water. With nothing but water all around, it seemed like a very lonely place to be. Now, don't get me wrong; its great to be a...
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Fourteen Somerset swimmers have advanced to the PIAA District 6 Regional Championship. They celebrated Thursday with a team tradition that hopefully will shave time off race results. The annual shaving party prepares athletes to move through the water with less drag and in a way that swimmers said "feels faster." Emily Schleich, Elexsis Robison and Mary Mack showed up in the...
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24/7 Wall St.: Special report on 7 states running out of water the fastest in the USA.
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Live Oak, Calif. -- Lynn Difley was introduced to the water when she was three years old. Her parents were swimmers and her Grandmother swam the English Channel. She now teaches water aerobics classes at the Simpkins Family Swim Center in Santa Cruz.
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Dozens of sites tested in South FloridaYou never know what lurks in the water at South Florida beaches, but soon swimmers may face a new element of uncertainty.
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Synchronized swimming is really difficult to do and really cool to watch and you can see it at the YMCA of Greater Manchester Catalinas' annual water show at the Mechanic Street pool on Saturday, March 16.
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Six swimmers from the Bangor YMCA swim team, coached by Matt Cook, will be competing in the YMCA Nationals scheduled April 3-6 in Greensboro, N.C. “Many of these swimmers decided to train specifically for this meet this year. They set their goals early in the season and through hard work, ...
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